I’ve just realised I completely missed last weeks Friday Photo Challenge. As I have just spent half an hour writing a post and sorting through photos to show you on a theme that was actually last weeks, I thought I may as well show you them anyway!!
The theme for last weeks photo challenge (from Postcard from Gibraltar) was Sweet. Now I’m not much of a sweet person, I never think to buy sweets (…I’d always prefer to go in a bakers and get a sticky bun!) and I’d always have a starter in preference to a pudding.
Instead I decided to share photos of Helen looking very sweet when she was a tot wearing dresses I made her. I got quite into smocking when she was little, helped by the fact that my mum bought a smocking machine so I didn’t have to do all the gathering!
This dress has embroidered circles of flowers down the button band, faggoted ribbon bands and rows of embroiderey on the hem bands.
The smocking is called a bishops neckline as it goes in a full circle around the neck. It’s got dozens of bullion roses in amongst the smocking which I seem to remember took forever!.
Doesn’t she look sweet 🙂